A lab worker may have been exposed to a live sample of the deadly Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday, adding the accident is under investigation.
Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie.
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way.
With this week's sudden drop in temperatures, and based on statistical data gathered in past years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said that many cases of influenza may be expected in the near future.
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a U.S.-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill."
Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday.
A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in West Africa.
The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday confirmed with mainland Chinese authorities that an H7N9 avian flu case has surfaced in Jiangsu Province (江蘇省), and issued a level two travel alert for this area -- advising citizens to stay away from the affected regions.